Maj. Gen. Musanyufu New Joint Chief of Staff

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In short
Maj. Gen Musanyufu has been the Chief of Personnel and Administration CPA of the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces since 2014.

President, Yoweri Museveni has promoted Brigadier Joseph Musanyufu to Major General and appointed him the Joint Chief of Staff-JCOS of Uganda People's Defense Forces-UPDF.

Musanyufu takes over from Wilson Mbadi who was promoted from the rank of Major General to Lieutenant General and appointed Deputy Chief of Defense Forces

Maj. Gen Musanyufu has been the Chief of Personnel and Administration (CPA) of the Uganda People's Defense Forces since 2014.

Prior to his appointment as CPA, Musanyufu held several UPDF appointments including being the Chief Finance Comptroller and later the Chief of Integrated Resource Management Information System. 

He joined the National Resistance Army in August 1985. Musanyufu has done several mainstream courses of the Army, notably in the Staff College USA and National Defense College, India.  


The Joint Chief of Staff of the UPDF is responsible for control and administration of the Defense Forces, Coordinating all functions of the UPDF General Headquarters and implementing policies as laid down by the High Command, plan for the development and maintenance of discipline in the force. 

Last week, president, Yoweri Museveni also dropped General Edward Katumba Wamala as the Chief of Defense Forces and appointed him junior works Minister. 

Museveni promoted Maj. General David Muhoozi to General and appointed him CDF. UPDF spokesperson Lt. Colonel, Paddy Ankunda described the charges as normal, saying they are intended to build the army.



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